Joseph Jewell

Domaine Vincent Paris

Les Côtes Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

This is a terrific and open St. Joe. Lively nose has cured beef, juniper, bright purple berry fruit, crushed granite, and whiff of wood smoke.nice flavor concentration in a smooth and lithe frame, tannins super soft. Goes down very easily. — 12 days ago

Aravind, Ray and 15 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Yeah it’s a big pour, but it’s decanting as well so it’s a sipper. Fantastically aged, look at that cork.
Backus needs 15-25 years
— 2 days ago

Josh, Jan and 22 others liked this
Russ W

Russ W

Glad to see a classic vintage uncorked
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It’s on 2 hours now, keeps getting better
Paul K

Paul K

Damn

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Quarter Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Really long finish but not too fruity or dry or thin — 11 days ago

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.6

First time trying the 18. A stunner as expected. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 7 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

What a Thanksgiving treat! Lush red fruit with hints of slate and tobacco. Long lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Deep red color. Goes good with a good Cuban cigar. Held up to a varied turkey day menu. Food and wine improved both. Outstanding 🍷🍷🦃🍷🦃🍷 — 6 days ago

Austin, Kevin and 6 others liked this
Austin Baird

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours 🍷

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass
8.9

Ripe and rich and great aromas but the 15% is showing tonight. — a month ago

Vanessa, Jay and 7 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2014

That time when Saturday Halloween costume shenanigans led to another great bottle.

No better time than the present to open that great bottle (assuming it’s not a baby). At some point during my wine evolution I realized that if I wait until the “perfect moment” to open that special bottle of wine, I might never open it. I am not going to get ridiculously carried away opening every bottle, but I am making an effort to enjoy fantastic wines soon rather than later.

The details: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc and was brought up all in 100% new French oak for 24 months. This wine comes from six estate vineyards across Napa Valley, from St. Helena to Oak Knoll District. Winemaker Ashley Hepworth.

Rule # 53 - Make the occasion, don’t wait for the occasion.
— a month ago

Tom, leon and 11 others liked this
Eric

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Agreed! Plus there’s nothing worse than sitting on a bottle too long and being disappointed with the showing when you finally open it.
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Eric that’s a really good point about waiting too long!

Domaine Joseph Roty

Cuvée de Très Vieilles Vignes Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

This comes from some of the oldest vines in Burgundy, and in SC’s words, “from unmatched genetic quality”. It really shows - the concentration here was just incredible, with velvety textures that just caressed the palate, and length unending. Frankly, it’s not the easiest drink at this stage but I can’t deny how impressive it was. Still unyielding despite being opened nearly 12 hours before dinner then decanted. Intensely dark fruited with obvious wood. Most on the table even commented that it drank like an elegant Bordeaux. Destined for greatness, but may well outlive us all. — 17 days ago

Severn, Daron and 12 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Alex Lallos
9.3

Cork was perfect literally no seepage. Awesome example from a non benchmark year. So lovely. So fresh so clean — 6 days ago

Tom, Shay and 3 others liked this

Joseph Drouhin

Côte de Beaune Pinot Noir 2015

2022/10. The most complete bottle of this so far - rich, varied aromatics, fully open, a bit of spice with the forest floor and red fruit — 18 days ago